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Matt Smith
None of those three are showing signs of a materially tightening market. I think the global market is showing signs of strain simply because you've got floating storage off Singapore and Malaysia close to the highest levels of the year. They're not dropping. In fact, they're tipping higher.feedback
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NEW Jun 27 2017
Najib Razak, Khalid Abu Bakar, Ong Kim Swee and Peter Bellew, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Malaysia. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 270 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 478 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Najib Razak is: “At this time of heartbreak, Malaysia stands united with Britain. We must be firm, determined and ready to confront terror swiftly and decisively wherever and whenever it manifests itself. We must never surrender.”.
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Ong Kim Swee

I hope in the last friendly, those fielded will display good cohesion, before I decide whom to drop from the squad once we return home.feedback

Edgardo Bauza

We had good preparation in the UAE, Malaysia and Thailand. We benefited greatly from the experience of the friendly against Laos and we have been able to formulate a plan to garner three points against Thailand.feedback

Tommy Reza

Many people from Jambi and even overseas from places like Hong Kong and Malaysia got in touch to ask me where they could donate money. He was very grateful and he was praying. I told him that I was only the messenger. Indonesians are amazing. I'm touched by their compassion towards one another.feedback

Nelo Vingada

He was already captain before, so it's not the first time. There are some players who are more older than him and more caps than him but that's not important. He'll be the player starting tomorrow who has more caps. He'll be a good representative of the team. He's the extension of the technical staff because he's in the field and we are not.feedback

Miodrag Radulovic

It is Ghaddar's decision, I don't care about this. If someone doesn't want to play for the country, it's his decision and for us this story is finish.feedback

Miodrag Radulovic

I respect Malaysian team and Malaysian football. Sure we come in to try to win but draw is not a bad result for us.feedback

Safee Sali

It's positive now. The coach gives out a good aura for the team and we are excited for the game on Tuesday.feedback

Marcello Lippi

It's a very nice training centre with a very good pitch. With all the facilities I like, like the gym, swimming pool and all the facilities. It's not easy to find such a good facilities.feedback

Marcello Lippi

I met the owner of the Johor club. I heard that they achieved very good results these few years. I wish all the best to the team and hope they become better and better and become the Juventus of Malaysia.feedback

Thiago Augusto Fernandes

I like Irfan and he's doing a good job at Terengganu. (But) with this coach (Sathianathan) I feel good also. We've only trained for two or three days, but we've chatted and it went well. I hope I'll be able to work hard for him also, to help the team.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

It's very important. Our (AFC qualifiers) group is like pre-SEA Games, Indonesia and Thailand are both in it. Both teams are preparing for the SEA Games, and we can learn a lot from the AFC (qualifiers), while at the same time trying to qualify for the finals in 2018.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

We have three remaining goalkeepers; Ifwat [Akmal Chek Kassim], Haziq [Nadzli] and Amirul [Hakimi Awang]. I will discuss with the goalkeeping coach, whether we need to call up another goalkeeper when we return from China.feedback

Bhaskaran R Sathianathan

I've taken my previous teams to the final four times, so why not? We'll go as far as possible.feedback

Bhaskaran R Sathianathan

We've signed Dino Djulbic as Mootaz' replacement, and tomorrow (Wednesday) we'll decide on Thiago's partner. But we need to do further checks on their backgrounds first.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

(They've been making) simple errors, which is very worring. The goal we conceded happened due to our own mistake; inaccurate backpasses. This is a serious matter, as the boys should know that they should not be making those kinds of mistakes at the international level. When they those mistakes happen, the opponents will punish us.feedback

Azam Baki

We are looking into claims of graft and possible abuse of power involving several officials.feedback

John Strickland

Airlines typically want to recoil but they would do better to get out there and face it head on. They need to explain what happened and how they're handling it.feedback

Oscar Munoz

The initial focus for me should have been to do what I did a few hours later and apologize.feedback

Peter Bellew

We had the first statement out within 14 minutes from the minute I heard about it in the sky.feedback

James Dorsey

The Saudis view Iran as the foremost terrorist threat rather than the Islamic State and a lot of non-Arab Muslims countries ... would probably not agree with that.feedback

Sri Subahan Kamal

In terms of attendance, at Selayang we can get at least five or six thousand fans every match, our most loyal fanbase. God willing, if we return to Shah Alam our spirit will improve, the players will perform better, and we will try attracting a bigger crowd. Even if we can't fill the Shah Alam Stadium, we'll try to fill half of its capacity. And I had been hoping we could begin our Malaysia Cup campaign this year at our former home ground, but that's not going to happen it seems. So the fans will have to make do with Selayang.feedback

Peter Bellew

I think you've got 15 minutes or less to say sorry. People were livestreaming on Facebook what was happening, because the aircraft was under 14,000 feet. That's the pressure you're under now. It's horrendous.feedback

Oscar Munoz

We have to become more flexible and more communicative about things. In a crisis of that magnitude, evolving that quickly, you tend to learn and talk to too many people. My initial response with my name on it would have been different.feedback

Enrique Beltranena - Volaris

We cannot afford to be mechanised in terms of treating passengers: passengers are people and need to be treated with respect. We learned a lot from [United].feedback

James Dorsey

They (Malaysia) can say either I do business with you, or say I'm not going to make that choice. Then the question would be how would the Saudis or the UAE respond to that. But we're not there yet, and there's no certainty that it will get there.feedback

Shaukat Qadir

There are rumours flying around that Raheel Sharif is pulling out of the Saudi-led military alliance. I hope they are true and he comes back soon.feedback

Subahan Kamal

The choice of the president is correct and I don't doubt the quality of Nelo even though I've only been with him for a short time. He's a coach that has a lot of experience and he's the kind of approachable coach and players are comfortable with that.feedback

Ahmad Azriddin Rosli

Beto's condition is quite serious, so we have to be careful, and we have only around one week before we leave for China. So I have made the decision to leave him behind to undergo rehabilitation with the ISN (National Sports Institute).feedback

Robert Fitrakis

The family is mystified by what happened. They're absolutely clueless.feedback

Rob Macdonald

We were sitting there and this guy is pinned down now and he had a potential bomb on board, and we sat there for an hour and 10 minutes. Ridiculous. We could see them [the police] all outside, but they weren't coming on the plane and nobody knew why.feedback

Graham Ashton

I certainly appreciate when you're on a plane in that situation one minute could seem like an hour. Looking at the chronology last night I'm not seeing any time gaps or delays that were problematic.feedback

Arif Chaudhery

Some passengers and crew grabbed the man and tackled him to the floor. We were very lucky. It could have been worse.feedback

Ab Aziz Kaprawi

It is believed that the suspect is a Sri Lankan national, and that he was drunk.feedback

Michael Oppenheimer - O'Neal

The actions of the United States are bound to have a ripple effect in other emerging economies that are just getting serious about climate change, such as India, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. We will see more extreme heat, damaging storms, coastal flooding and risks to food security. And that's not the kind of world we want to live in.feedback

Yusoff Mahadi

It's not we take it easy there [AFC qualifiers], we'll still try out best. It's just that since the SEA Games is held in Malaysia, we have to give that a priority because we don't our team to failed on our home ground.feedback

Hamidin Amin

Secondly, regarding the issue of Safiq Rahim, Aidil Zafuan, S. Kunanlan and Amirulhadi Zainal who had previously chose to retire from international football - it is their right to want to play again for the national team.feedback

Najib Razak

At this time of heartbreak, Malaysia stands united with Britain. We must be firm, determined and ready to confront terror swiftly and decisively wherever and whenever it manifests itself. We must never surrender.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

I want to emphasize here there has been no change to our rules of engagement, and there has been no change to our continued extraordinary efforts to avoid innocent civilian casualties. The foreign fighters are the strategic threat should they return home to Tunis, to Kuala Lumpur, to Paris, to Detroit, wherever.feedback

Amri Yahyah

I am not entirely sure about that, I haven't gone through it.feedback

Amri Yahyah

I want to avoid disrupting the team, and I hope they will be even more motivated in the coming matches. That all depends on my own performance. I can't tell for myself honestly, when the end is going to come. Only time will tell.feedback

Amri Yahyah

Plus these matters can sometimes be a sensitive issue, and even I find it hard to understand them.feedback

Amri Yahyah

I can't comment much on it, as I'm not sure myself whether I'll be in the new national team plans, which are up to the president and the new head coach.feedback

Nelo Vingada

If you ask me, every player has to focus (on the task), regardless of whether the head coach is a local or foreign one. We have to help the national team reach greater heights. The nationality of the head coach must not be made an excuse. Those picked to play for Malaysia must give their best for the national team.feedback

Amri Yahyah

I am very happy to be able to rejoin my teammates, I've missed my friends, the management and the fans. I will work my hardest to help Selangor again.feedback

Eric Trappier

After a contract signed in India, regarding the delivery of 36 Rafale jets, and the order of 24 of these aircraft by Egypt and 24 other by Qatar, we should soon conclude a fourth contract abroad, but it will rather be in 2018.feedback

Romain Grosjean

His car came back and that's why we had the big hit. The same thing happened with Rosberg in Malaysia last year when he spun into Turn 1 but was going flat out but you obviously don't want to lose time but when you coming and there's a car is facing you and you don't know the momentum of the car which is facing you makes it a bit more dangerous. I think it's a tricky one because obviously you don't want to lose time when a car is spinning ahead of you. But the on the other hand when you facing an object you know where to go, but when the object is having a move it make it's more tricky.feedback

Azman Fahmi Osman

We are waiting for FAM's decision regarding hosting the match at Bukit Jalil. Our original plan of doing up the trek would however still remain. When the stadium officially opens in July, we would welcome FAM to hold any friendly matches there.feedback

Hamidin Amin

I would like to inform all regarding the speculation on social media of former Olympiakos coach Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento being the new national head coach isn't true at all. Once the matter is approved by HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor and President of the Football Association of Malaysia, I will announce the real national head coach from Portugal in the next 3 or 4 days to all Malaysian football fans after both sides complete all documentation and contractual processes.feedback

Hilary Webster

We have students from Arabic-speaking countries (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran), Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Thailand), Pacific Islands (Samoa, Fiji) and various African countries, as well as two students recently arrived from Greece and one Aboriginal student. These children are Australia's future, and their aspirational parents all want them to be successful Aussies.feedback

Khairy Jamaluddin

The tension between Malaysia and North Korea may be over but the country (North Korea) is facing several issues involving the outside world.feedback

Tim Adams

I'm all for it. I think supplementing what the [IMF] can do and other institutions is important as long as it doesn't interfere with some of the programs the fund has in place … I think it's such a great idea and I think it helps stabilize the region in times of crisis but having flexible exchange rates is also a shock absorber.feedback

Tim Adams

There was a fear late last year and early this year that with the rise in rates in the U.S. and projection of rising rates in the U.S. we'll see massive fly out of capital in emerging Asia, emerging markets. That didn't happen. In fact, we've seen a reversal of flows into emerging markets.feedback

Hassan Yunos

The young man has to understand, he has got a very good team. You got the best players in Malaysia, not only in JDTI but also in JDTII. I made a remark to him that when you beat us 7-0, you didn't have time to shake my hand. And now you shake my hand, you grip it like you want to fight me. And he said next time, we'll beat you 7-0 again. I said, you think a good coach, mate? So listen, come and coach my team. Let's see how good you are. You got the best players in Malaysia, so you should be winning every week anyway. Good luck to you man.feedback

Muhammad Afiq Imran

So I decided to take the time to attend the match, just for fun.feedback

Muhammad Afiq Imran

They simply came up to me, showed their appreciation and Sunday gave me his kit. I'm definitely keeping the shirt as memento.feedback

Hamidin Amin

Due to that, we need to be thorough in picking a coach who can take on the responsibility of managing Harimau Malaya for the long term. Do take note that our offer isn't huge because the FAM is broke.feedback

Hamidin Amin

For the time being there's a candidate from Portugal, and another will meet with the President (FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim) within the next few days. And His Royal Highness (Tunku Ismail) doesn't want to say too much to the media because the matter cannot be disclosed yet. We can only share with the media once it's confirmed. So, you need to realise that picking the coach is not as easy as buying books, which you can do easily. If the coach is not good and one day we want to get rid of him, we will need to fork out more money.feedback

Peter Bellew

Business is very good at the moment... business on the international front is extremely strong. We need more pilots, more crew, engineers and everything.feedback

Hairuddin Omar

PFAM would also like to thank Tunku Ismail, the President of FAM, for this swift action against the issue of delayed salary payments. Hopefully there can be a positive change that sees the professionalism of the game being brough to the next level.feedback

Abdullah Shamshir Abdul Mokti

I refuse to let my wife die in vain. By telling her story, we hope Takata and Honda will do more, particularly in Malaysia, to notify everyone with impacted cars that they are potentially deadly.feedback

Eduardo Ano - Army

We consider him the most notorious kidnapper from that bandit group and this is a big setback for the Abu Sayyaf.feedback

Steve Okun

The U.S. has 14 different FTAs right now. The U.S.-Singapore FTA has slightly different provisions than the U.S-Korea FTA, which has slightly different provisions than the U.S.-Australia FTA, but that doesn't include countries like Malaysia and Vietnam.feedback

Peter Bellew

We're hoping to come to a good agreement with Airbus on the reconfiguration cost on the aircraft. I'll still need some more help from them on that. I think you've hit the nail on the head there.feedback

Kiki Taufik - Greenpeace

IOI has come a long way in the past 12 months … There is still a lot of work to be done to clean up the palm oil industry and we expect other traders to respond with action plans of their own. The only way to clean up the industry is for other palm oil traders to follow IOI's lead and start cutting off suppliers that destroy rainforests or abuse workers.feedback

Tan Cheng Hoe

I'm sure they don't want to lose at home again after we defeated them in the FA Cup. I just hope that our players can return to full fitness after our game against PKNP last Friday.feedback

Mehmet Durakovic

I am confident that we can still challenge. If at Sarawak we scored three goals, which is something that is not easy to do, that shows that our players are still fighting.feedback

Elavarasan Elangowan

We want to improve our position in the table. I can see some positive signs during the game against JDT and Kedah so I hope we can bring back three points.feedback

David Usop

The players played well to get a win but our failures in finding the finishing touch is the reason why we lost the game.feedback

Lim Teong Kim

In overall I'm very happy with the performance. The boys played against one of the best teams in the world. Of course it would have been better if it was a draw for us, unfortunately because of one mistake by our centre back and goalkeeper, we conceded. We had our chances in the first half, we could have scored at least two goals in the first half.feedback

Liam Wee Sin

For this particular project, so far we have been getting about 90 percent local and 10 percent foreigners buying. They come from either China or Malaysia.feedback

Darren Chester - Federal Transport

The CSIRO report has been provided to Malaysia for consideration in its ongoing investigation into the disappearance of MH370. Malaysia is the lead investigator and any future requests in relation to searching for MH370 would be considered by Australia, at that time.feedback

David Griffin

Testing an actual flaperon has added an extra level of assurance to the findings from our earlier drift modelling work. We've found that an actual flaperon goes about 20 degrees to the left, and faster than the replicas, as we thought it might. The arrival of MH370's flaperon at La Reunion in July 2015 now makes perfect sense. We add both together in our model to simulate the drift across the ocean, then compare the results with observations of where debris was and wasn't found, in order to deduce the location of the aircraft.feedback

David Griffin

We wanted to see if the genuine flaperon drifted straight downwind like the replicas, or off at an angle, and at what speed through the water. We've found that an actual flaperon goes about 20 degrees to the left, and faster than the replicas, as we thought it might. The arrival of MH370's flaperon at La Reunion in July 2015 now makes perfect sense. Knowing how the flaperon, and the other parts of MH370 that have been found, respond to wind and waves is just as important as knowing the currents of the Indian Ocean.feedback

Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

Today, we are already one of the larger investors in palm oil production. We are a significant shareholder of some of the very well-run palm oil companies. We are looking at the prospects of taking a more direct exposure, not just through the listed space, but perhaps directly owning or directly having control of some of these planted assets. Palm oil prices and palm oil production are quite synchronised, in terms of the prices moving up when production falls off. The net effect is that cash flow is going to be fairly stable.feedback

David Griffin

Testing an actual flaperon has added an extra level of assurance to the findings from our earlier drift modelling work. We cannot be absolutely certain, but that is where all the evidence we have points us, and this new work leaves us more confident in our findings.feedback

Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

(There is) a trend among our global counterparts...investing in renewable forests (and) farmlands. (It is) yet to be seen whether that is something suitable for us...but I think this is a direction to achieve, in which lot of the pension funds of the world are moving.feedback

Don Thoma - Aireon

Malaysia Airlines has taken a lead role in the industry since the tragic events of 2014. By then, they were looking at hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of search area. With our service . . . as soon as that beacon was turned off, we'd know it and you'd know exactly where that occurred. Then you can pinpoint where to begin searching.feedback

Jeff Wise

This to me kind of feels like a dollar short and a day late. The larger question is, is there a big problem with people stealing airplanes? . . . It's not at all clear that the set of problems that this thing would solve ever occurs.feedback

Jeff Wise

It's an impossible question. I think the simplest answer would be like we don't know if it would have helped in that case because we don't officially know what happened.feedback

Rezal Zambery Yahya

Players must not continue the controversy by making statements on their social media because they have the right channels through which to report their dissatisfaction. The explanation to the players is also important so that the players can understand better the punishments handed by the referee. The right explanation can help the players understand their mistakes and will also help them accept the punishment.feedback

Don Thoma - Aireon

Malaysia Airlines has taken a lead role in the industry since the tragic events of 2014. Real-time, global flight tracking, anywhere on the planet will further their safety goals, by allowing Malaysia Airlines to track their aircraft anytime, anywhere.feedback

Rahmad Darmawan

For now I'm just happy that we have qualified for the Malaysia Cup.feedback

Hamidin Mohd Amin

Due to the fact that these fixtures are not listed on FIFA's Calendar, the teams are not obligated to release their players. However, if all teams choose not to release the selected called-up players, do not start finger pointing when the U23 national team fails to achieve positive result.feedback

Reinaldo Lobo

The last two games for the first round of Super League for us are like a do-or-die missions if we want to book a spot in the Malaysia Cup.feedback

Koh Yu-Hwan

It wrapped up the matter in such a way that it was hard to believe that it was a legal case handled by a normal country. I think Malaysia was caught unprepared by the North Korean ploy of holding the Malaysians hostage.feedback

Hamidin Amin

In a session held this afternoon, the president (Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim) has agreed to the use of professional referees and VAR, and we will begin the pilot project in the semifinals and the final match of the Malaysia Cup this season. The use of professionals referee will also begin next year. But the preparations will begin from now on, and the FAM Referees Committee has already identified 15 to 20 elite referees who will be offered posts as professional referees. The president has agreed to the amount of monthly salaries to be paid to these professional referees.feedback

Windsor Paul

I have mentioned this before, that North Korea will have until April 14th to give us the venue for the game.feedback

Lee Chol Ho

When people from the Central Committee visited Malaysia, they only met with Han. They didn't even bother to see the ambassador. It was all dollars and euros.feedback

Ismail Sultan Ibrahim

That is up to Kedah, when Kedah want to let him leave and when he wants to leave. That is up to him and up to Kedah, not up to us (FAM). FAM is open to any suggestions that ease the clubs and assist them.feedback

Ismail Sultan Ibrahim

When FAM pays off what it owes to the teams, they should pay off their debts quickly. If not we will take immediate action (against them). After this don't give excuses that you can't because of FAM. Once they receive the money, I hope they can settle everything in two weeks' time. We can't give them three months' time every single time. This has been going on for so long. Josep Gombau is interested but not now, because of his commitment with the Australia national team. But for a long-term plan, he is the most suitable candidate, but maybe in the future.feedback

Najib Razak

The Cabinet has agreed to end the contract for hosting the Formula One race ... after considering lowering returns to the country compared to the cost of hosting the championships.feedback

Toto Wolff - Mercedes

It's been a very successful race over 18 years but they have decided to call it a day and we have to respect that decision. I hope we can mark 2017 with a special result in Sepang -- it will be the last grand prix on a really challenging circuit and it would mean a lot to win there for all our fans in Malaysia. Although we will miss the event from the calendar, our long and successful partnership with Petronas means Malaysia will continue to have a world-class presence in F1 in the years ahead.feedback

Sean Bratches

It's always sad to say goodbye to a member of the Formula 1 family. Over nearly two decades, the Malaysian Formula 1 fans have proven themselves to be some of the sport's most passionate supporters.feedback

Sean Bratches

It is always sad to say goodbye to a member of the Formula 1 family. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Sepang International Circuit for their hospitality and professionalism over the years, and their ongoing commitment to motorsport. Over nearly two decades, the Malaysian Formula 1 fans have proven themselves to be some of the sport's most passionate supporters.feedback

David Dollar

I think it actually raises the importance of the North Korea issue. Remember Kim Jung Un recently used a nerve agent to assassinate his half brother, allegedly, in Malaysia, showing the U.S. it is willing to do military action unilaterally… I think it definitely raises the stakes for China in looking at what the states might do about North Korea. I don't think it's deliberately aimed at China but obviously the U.S. felt it didn't need to wait until after that summit. They didn't hesitate to do it in the middle of the summit so that's sending a certain kind of message to Xi Jinping.feedback

Ismail Sultan Ibrahim

I was informed that Mario Gomez has denied asking for a high salary. We offered him USD25,000 but he asked for USD40,000. Isn't he asking for more than what we have offered? No problem, we will look for another individual who really wants to be the Malaysia coach.feedback

Risto Vidakovic

We will see [if Ceres can maintain top position]. All the teams are strong. We have champions from Vietnam and strong teams from Malaysia and Singapore. You can see from the table it's not big difference from first to last. One win and many things can change.feedback

Dollah Salleh

We are not safe yet. There's much left to be done in the second leg. Truthfully tonight we did not play well enough, and JDT dominated the game. The only thing deciding the match was the fact that we were more clinical with our chances. Our fans' support gave the team the edge and the motivation to fulfill what I needed from them.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

We have obtained whatever we wanted from them. We have allowed them to go. (The) investigation into the murder is still ongoing. We are still hoping the North Korea authorities will hand over to us the four North Korean suspects we have named earlier on. Legally speaking, Kim Jong Un is the next of kin.feedback

Najib Razak

Following the completion of the autopsy on the deceased and receipt of a letter from his family requesting the remains be returned to North Korea (DPRK), the coroner has approved the release of the body.feedback

Oh Ei Sun

Faced with a similar situation, even major world powers like the U.S. and Japan will be hapless vis-a-vis North Korea. Malaysia is only trying to make the best out of the situation by securing the earliest release of the Malaysians.feedback

Jerald Joseph

The numbers are too many and are shocking, and it calls for the overhaul of the system.feedback

Rick Levin - Coursera

In Pakistan, Egypt, Mongolia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Singapore we have relationships with the governments, where we're actually using our courses to help them develop their workforce and 'upskill'. We have one such example in the state of Maine. There's a tremendous opportunity in the United States through state workforce development programs … and there should be some opportunities in the upcoming tax-reform bill, should it happen.feedback

Nur Jazlan Mohamed

I agree there is some overcrowding and the conditions are not ideal. We are always trying to improve the procedures, health conditions and management of these sites. The problem is we hit a budget brick wall. I hope critics won't rely on detainees' testimony, and come up with proper evidence.feedback

Najib Razak

This is a discussion with a government and this is very sensitive...What is important for us is the result. What we want to achieve is the safety of the Malaysians in Pyongyang and also maintain the image of Malaysia as a sovereign country which upholds the principle of rule of law.feedback

Abu Bakar Fadzim

So far in my contact with [Syazwan] Zaipol [who was away with Malaysia U22 at Dubai], he has no injuries. 90% we'll depend on the local and the chances are slim. But we'll try to do the best and gain experience during the match.feedback

Najib Razak

[F]ollowing the completion of the autopsy on the deceased and receipt of a letter from his family requesting the remains be returned to North Korea, the coroner has approved the release of the body. The diplomatic crisis has ended. I had a deep personal concern about this matter, and we worked intensively behind the scenes to achieve this successful outcome. Many challenges were overcome to ensure the return of our fellow Malaysians. The safety and security of our citizens will always be my first priority.feedback

Najib Razak

... Following the completion of the autopsy on the deceased and receipt of a letter from his family requesting the remains be returned to North Korea, the coroner has approved the release of the body. They took off from Pyongyang today at 7.45pm Malaysian time, and will land in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow around 5am. I had a deep personal concern about this matter, and we worked intensively behind the scenes to achieve this successful outcome. Many challenges were overcome to ensure the return of our fellow Malaysians. The safety and security of our citizens will always be my first priority.feedback

Hua Chunying

We hope that the relevant parties can appropriately resolve the issue via dialogue and consultation.feedback

Subramaniam Sathasivam

We have to check with the forensics department if there was any requirement to bring the body out, but as far as we are concerned there is no change in status quo. But the next of kin have not come forward to provide assistance on how the body is to be treated.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

Of course I'd be interested in competing at the SEA games, it was one of my major focuses for the year knowing the SEA games is being held in Malaysia.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

There will be little changes to the squad, as many of the core players, such as Kumaahran (Pulau Pinang forward Kumaahran Sathasivam) and [Pahang and Malaysia senior team defender] Matthew Davies had played under me when I was still the Malaysia U23 head coach. We will fit the camp around the Ramadhan fasting month (May 27 - June 24), when the M-League takes a break. Tunku Ismail is currently busy after the elections, whereas for me, I left for Beirut right after the elections to watch the match between Lebanon and Hong Kong.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

The media has described Tunku Ismail's decision as many things, including as a demotion. But truthfully, I'm honoured to be able to continue serving FAM, as I've served the association for a long time.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

I think I should be able to discuss matters with the president later this week.feedback

Izham Ismail

For the players, it's a good news for FAM to have a leader who understands the fans, the plight and all the problems that the players have been facing for the last few decades. ...It's very refreshing to have a (FAM) president who understands and has made a commitment to change all this. He has talked about the distribution of image rights to the teams, (which is) contingent to the teams' payment of salaries or due payables to the players, and (for the clubs) to have a solid player development plan and an academy.feedback

Kim Swee

This is the fourth time I will be with the SEA Games team, thus giving me a lot of experience and advantage.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

I am still entrusted by the new president and this mandate means a lot to me and there is much that I need to do with the national young squad. I hope I can meet with the president soon to draw up plans to face the Under-22 Asia Cup qualification and the SEA Games in August. This is the fourth time I will be with the SEA Games team, thus giving me a lot of experience and advantage. The approximately five-month period before the SEA Games is not long, but the national Under-22 squad has already started training since early this year and it will be a bit of an advantage.feedback

Nick Varney - Merlin Entertainments

For Lego, it's the second- biggest toy market in the world after the US. From Kirkbi's perspective, a Legoland is the single-biggest thing that will grow brand awareness. It's what happened in Malaysia after we opened there.feedback

Rafael Liu

We felt that it could be a place for my father to go in the winter.feedback

Nigel Stevenson

It is a major problem for some developers that have megaprojects overseas, as it appears they sell, and were intended to sell, mainly to Chinese investors rather than local buyers. Anecdotally it does seem much harder for Chinese buyers to transfer money offshore to pay for properties.feedback

Kitty Zhu

I've lost confidence in this project and I don't want to pay any more. I told my salesman that I want a refund, but he just avoids me.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

You could see that Amri Yahyah, Safee Sali, Shahrom Kalam and Ronny Harun, all of them worked very well and worked very hard.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

I believe we still need the senior (experienced) players to guide the younger members of the squad in the future.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

Maybe there's a curse on the Philippines and Malaysia, whereby we've drawn 0-0 three (consecutive) times, even in Kuala Lumpur. I believe it's always tough to play the Philippines. There were two sides of the game, you could see in the first half they controlled more of the game. But in the second half we got back in the game. I believe this game served its purpose... I think it is a fair result.feedback

Peter Bellew

My problem now is I don't have enough seats and I don't have big enough aircraft. Some airlines in the Middle East and Turkey have grounded aircraft so it's a good time for Malaysia Airlines to be looking for these type of aircraft. If you're not getting the business class seats filled up, you will end up not operating flights over time and then you won't need as many planes. In a strange way, it could benefit us. There is no hassle coming to Malaysia.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

After investigations, the recipient in Thailand was found not to exist. So we blocked the shipment from entering Malaysia and from being sent to Thailand. This company never sold any weapons in (Malaysia)... not one weapon was sold.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

I don't deny we are targeting new individuals including North Korean nationals involved in this murder, and we will use all legal channels to apprehend them. Although I can't reveal who they are, we believe there is an 'important person' among them.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

I do not deny that there are more North Koreans involved in the murder of Kim Jong Nam. We will follow the legal channel to get them. I do not want to say more than that. If I do, they may run ... but we believe there is an important person too.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

The good thing about Matthew Davies is that he can play on both sides. Rizal Ghazali can play on the right, while Khair Jones can play on the left. Depending on the match, as I will also need to see the performance of Rizal and Khair before I pick who will play in the respective positions.feedback

Noor Rashid Ibrahim

I was made to understand that they are leaving it to our government to deal with it (body) ... yes, they have given their consent,'' Noor Rashid said.feedback

Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch

The governments should recognise that peace and stability requires promoting tolerance, not kowtowing to extremists who haven't figured out that their children are going to watch everything on the internet anyway some day. These three governments should protect freedom of expression and the arts, and tell the gaggle of extremists to stay at home if they don't want to see the movie.feedback

Eugene Tan

The contestation by both camps has to be adroitly managed… governments are often caught between a rock and a hard place. Once the confrontation has crystallised, it's often too late and the domestic concerns tend to prevail.feedback

Dede Oetomo

It is also an example of the total ignorance among many adults of the possibility that a child may be gay and that could lead to a good thing.feedback

Josh Gad

Never judging a book by its cover. There is so much fear out there of that which we don't understand, that which we don't know… And you have a character in Gaston who uses his charm offensive to whip other people into a frenzy to go and attack somebody they've never met. Somebody that's different. Somebody that only represents a danger because [Gaston] says that he represents a danger… I think that that theme is as relevant today as it was when Beauty and the Beast was first written 300 years ago. So that's what I hope people take from it.feedback

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

And those samples have been put through forensics and DNA procedures and I would like to again say that the body is that of Kim Jong Nam.feedback

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

I again confirm that it is Kim Jong Nam... This is based on a sample taken from his son.feedback

Rennis Ponniah

Disney films for children's entertainment are usually associated with wholesome and mainstream values. But times are changing at a foundational level.feedback

Abdul Halim

Decision on classification and clearance was given a week ago. We are not aware of postponement. Hope they screen the film soon.feedback

Abdul Hamid

'We have approved it but there is a minor cut involving a gay moment. It is only one short scene but it is inappropriate because many children will be watching this movie.'.feedback

Jo Jong Chol

We regard the lifting of the [U.S.] hostile policy toward the DPRK [as] the fundamental issue to address all kinds of issues ... between the two countries.feedback

Abdul Halim

We have approved [the movie], but there is a minor cut involving a gay moment. It is only one short scene, but it is inappropriate because many children will be watching this movie.feedback

Jasrena Jasmih

They (the censors) are too sensitive... they should be open-minded, because it's just a movie, just a story. Nothing else matters.feedback

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

It's an effort to preserve the body, because if it is kept in the mortuary it might decompose so we did this to preserve the body.feedback

Kim Jong-un

It is a final aim sought by the United States to store up the international repugnancy towards the DPRK. So the U.S. and South Korea were starting the political chicanery to bring down the social system in DPRK.feedback

Kim Jong Nam

We are not interested in any kind of talks ... which is aiming to make the DPRK to abandon its nuclear program.feedback

Tomas Ojea Quintana

Military tensions have brought human rights dialogue with the DPRK to a standstill.feedback

Abdul Halim

We have approved it but there is a minor cut involving a gay moment. It is only one short scene but it is inappropriate because many children will be watching this movie.feedback

Tan Cheng Hoe

Because I'm been with the national team before, if the national team wants to improve, we cannot play the long ball game. Because we are Malaysian we don't have the size and height to play that game.feedback

Tan Cheng Hoe

Of course when in 2014, I came into the team I try to instill short passing football. You see the modern game, team try to keep the ball possession. So that's why when I come in to Kedah, slowly instill and practice with the players how to play short passes and support in between. Not too hurry to go forward. If you have an opportunity to go for goal, then you go.feedback

Tan Cheng Hoe

When you want to keep the ball possession, you have to go with short passes. When you play a lot of long passes, you can't keep good ball possession. This is the modern way of football I need, especially with Malaysian players.feedback

Tan Cheng Hoe

You can see in Europe, those top teams are the ones with more possession of the ball. Might as well I try to do these changes. End of the days you can see the fruit of labour but there's still room to improve for these players.feedback

Subramaniam Sathasivam

Now with the positive identification of the body, we are told that he had a wife or wives and children. So we hope that those people will respond and come forward to claim the body. In the absence of that, then we will address it as a government ... in trying to find how we are going to take the next step.feedback

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

The negotiations with the North Koreans are ongoing. Our main priority is the safety of the nine Malaysians who are in Pyongyang.feedback

Hishammuddin Hussein

Even if our relations are a rather tense, I don't think it will lead to war. This is our advantage, so don't worry. We must look at our issue with North Korea within the appropriate perspective.feedback

Hamidin Amin

Regarding the new date and venue, FAM will follow whatever decision made by AFC and will give our support to the matter.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

We have established that Kim Chol is Kim Jong Nam. We have fulfilled the requirements of the laws on his identification.feedback

Najib Razak

I want to call on all Malaysians, including the leaders of the government and the opposition, to unite in giving us full support toward all efforts that are ongoing to resolve this problem. Malaysia always ensures good relations with all countries. However, this does not mean any one of them can abuse our good treatment that Malaysia has given all this while and break the laws of our country, or do anything they like without respecting Malaysia as a sovereign nation.feedback

Najib Razak

Diplomatic relations between Malaysia and North Korea will not be severed, as we need to continue communicating with them to find a solution. The government of North Korea has given a guarantee of safety. They are free to do their daily activities, but they cannot leave the country.feedback

Frances Kennedy - World Food Programme

WFP confirms that two WFP staff of Malaysian nationality have left DPR Korea and arrived in Beijing today.feedback

Najib Razak

Stella Lim and Nyanaprakash Muniandy have both safely arrived in Beijing.feedback

Affendi Zahari

Considering it's right in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, Kampong Bharu lags behind in many aspects. Development is the only way forward.feedback

Najib Razak

Our strong focus on resolving this issue will not change. I pledge that the government will do everything possible to ensure that our citizens continue to be safe and will be able to return to Malaysia. This is a sensitive issue. Therefore, the government has decided that all negotiations and discussions will be conducted behind closed doors. We will not relent from our firm approach.feedback

Yiwen Zhang - World Food Program

The staff members are international civil servants and not representatives of their national government.feedback

Kang Choi

The statements I made to reporters were an expression of my righteous stand as the ambassador of the DPRK to Malaysia, as its government conducted the autopsy without the consent and attendance of the DPRK embassy officials and later arrested our citizen without any clear evidence showing his involvement in the incident. I express grave concern and regret over the extreme measures taken by the Malaysian government, as it is doing great harm to the friendly bilateral relations which have a history of more than 40 years.feedback

Najib Razak

We are one of a very few countries that have been very fair to North Korea, quite friendly to them. We did not pick a quarrel with them, but when a crime has been committed, especially when chemical weapons have been used in Malaysia, we are duty-bound to protect the interest of Malaysians.feedback

Najib Razak

We are a country that's friendly to them. We didn't pick a quarrel with them but when a crime has been committed, especially when chemical weapons have been used in Malaysia, we are duty bound to protect the interest of Malaysians. If there's any negotiations, we can't do it through the media. It's been hard for us to do the DNA verification as no one has come forward. Maybe they're scared to come forward.feedback

Najib Razak

You must appreciate – I know you're hungry for news – but you must appreciate that this is a sensitive matter and that sometimes it's best conducted in secrecy so that we can achieve the desired result. Maybe they are scared to come forward.feedback

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

So far, we believe they are going to act rationally. We believe what is important for us is to maintain our diplomatic relationship with them because I think what is important is the safety of our citizens in Pyongyang.feedback

Kim Jong-un

My father has been killed a few days ago. I'm currently with my mother and my sister. We are very grateful to ... We hope this gets better soon.feedback

Najib Razak

We didn't pick a quarrel with them but when a crime has been committed, especially when chemical weapons have been used in Malaysia, we are duty bound to protect the interest of Malaysians.feedback

Darren Chester - Federal Transport

While to date we have been unsuccessful, we remain hopeful that at some stage in the future, there will be a breakthrough, the aircraft will be found, and we will be able to answer more of your questions. I'm not going to offer advice to those who want to fund-raise privately to extend the search, but from the Australians government's perspective, the search remains suspended.feedback

Leszek Buszynski

It's the North Korean way of doing things – dramatic intimidating gestures and then waiting for the other side to plead for some concessions.feedback

Lalit Mansingh

This is way out of normal diplomatic practice.feedback

Najib Razak

This is sensitive matter, best conducted in secrecy. Maybe they are scared to come forward.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

We will wait. We will wait, and if it takes five years we will wait outside. Definitely somebody will come out.feedback

Sankara Nair

If evidence is lacking and there is a need for further corroborative evidence, then the case could be weak. The women's story is simple: prank. You must show that there's motive. You must show beyond reasonable doubt that there's intention to kill.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

The suspects were involved in producing false documents and distributing drugs. They were planning to attack Arab royalty when they visited Kuala Lumpur. Thank God we got them in the nick of time.feedback

Najib Razak

This abhorrent act, effectively holding our citizens hostage, is in total disregard of all international law and diplomatic norms. I know that the family and friends of our fellow Malaysians detained in North Korea are anxiously anticipating news of their loved ones. You can rest assured that we are doing our very best to secure their safe return. As a peace-loving nation, Malaysia is committed to maintaining friendly relations with all countries. However, protecting our citizens is my first priority, and we will not hesitate to take all measures necessary when they are threatened.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

How much longer do they want to hide in the embassy... it is a matter of time before they come out. We will not raid the embassy building, we will wait for them to come out. We have got all the time.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

They (were) planning to attack the Arab royalties during the visit in Kuala Lumpur. So we got them in the nick of time.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

We will not raid the embassy. ... We will wait. We will wait, and if it takes five years we will wait outside. Definitely somebody will come out.feedback

Najib Razak

This abhorrent act, effectively holding our citizens hostage, is in total disregard of all international law and diplomatic norms. I have also instructed the Inspector General of Police to prevent all North Korean citizens in Malaysia from leaving the country until we are assured of the safety and security of all Malaysians in North Korea.feedback

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

The home ministry has made a ruling, effective immediately, that not one staff member or officer of the [North Korean] embassy can leave the country. This will be made effective at all immigration exits nationwide.feedback

Najib Razak

As a peace-loving nation, Malaysia is committed to maintaining friendly relations with all countries. However, protecting our citizens is my first priority, and we will not hesitate to take all measures necessary when they are threatened.feedback

Francis Au - Arcadis

Solutions based on migrant labour aren't acceptable to the local population at this stage. To stabilise the rising building costs, the government and the construction industry will have to look into investing in initiatives and solutions that can increase industrial productivity. We used to call those casinos money-printing machines. As China's state economic policy is to expand overseas, we can expect to see more Chinese funds go to other Asian countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia and Cambodia to fuel their infrastructure projects building.feedback

Hamidin Mohd Amin

The government have asked us not to go to Pyongyang. We asked the AFC today if we could play in a neutral venue. We expect a decision by the end of this week.feedback

Najib Razak

It means that we are firm in defending our sovereignty and dignity. Don't ever insult our country and don't try to cause disruptions here.feedback

Selvam Shanmugam

I am writing to the attorney general tomorrow for a second post-mortem. They should have a foreign forensic (team) to participate in the post-mortem.feedback

Subramaniam Sathasivam

We are saying, based on autopsy findings, there was no heart attack.feedback

Jacquita Gomes

The search should go on. The reason for the suspension is that they say there's no more credible evidence that has come in, in order for them to continue the search. So I guess they should get in more experts then, to sit down and re-evaluate what they have, and go through everything again to see what went wrong.feedback

Anifah Aman

It should be made clear – Malaysia will react strongly against any insults made against it or any attempt to tarnish its reputation.feedback

Florrie Tseng

The whole show was designed to be an unforgettable experience. We wanted everyone who was flying across the world from Zimbabwe, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, London, China and Hong Kong, to feel it was worth it.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

We have our experts who are qualified to determine the cause of death of Kim Chol. Our investigations, supported by expert reports, confirmed that Kim Chol was murdered. North Korea can say what they like, but the facts remain.feedback

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

We don't want to make enemies, but if they had used Malaysia for their own agenda, they should not accuse Malaysia and tarnish our image on the international stage. We will act firmly to guarantee the safety of our people. Don't ever use Malaysia as a base to do anything you like.feedback

Keith Hockton

Malaysians are some of the friendliest people that I have encountered in Southeast Asia. We live in an apartment block where all the neighbors talk to you. We talk food. People in Malaysia love their food. Often we will talk lunch after just having breakfast, and dinner after just having lunch. Food is definitely the most discussed topic here.feedback

Selvam Shanmugam

She denied it. She denied it. She said 'I'm innocent'. She was perfectly all right and she was calm. Of course she's definitely distressed because she is facing the death penalty.feedback

Yun Byung-se

We should act individually and collectively before the violation of human rights leads to a much bigger calamity.feedback

Subramanya Bettadapura - Frost & Sullivan

This investment confirmation would help bring the RAPID project to the commissioning stage. It's the goodwill of the Saudi king himself to invest and to maintain good ties with Malaysia, boost bilateral ties.feedback

Abdul Samat Mat

We confirm, number one, there is no hazardous material found in KLIA2, number two, KLIA2 is free from any form of contamination of hazardous material and thirdly, KLIA2 is declared a safe zone.feedback

Najib Razak

Saudi Arabian investment in Malaysia is expected to create thousands of jobs and we are proud that Malaysian firms have been chosen to undertake projects at some of the most prestigious locations in Saudi Arabia.feedback

Louis Low

They use (the) Pan Systems (name) and say it's a foreign company, but they operate everything by themselves.feedback

Sankara Nair

If he is a Korean diplomat with a diplomatic passport, then he has immunity no matter a criminal case or otherwise. Police can apply for a warrant, but it can easily be set aside by the embassy.feedback

Andriano Erwin

She didn't tell us about that. She only said that it's a kind of oil, baby oil, something like that. She doesn't want her family (to) get sad to see her condition. She only delivered a message through us to her father and mother not to be worried and take care of their health.feedback

Abdul Samat Mat

And if he failed to turn up upon given this notice, then we will go to the next step by getting a warrant of arrest from the court.feedback

Ryan Palmer

I watched a few tournaments. There were times when she said I should have gone and played. I was going to play Vegas and I was going to play Malaysia, but after that, there was no way I could play golf. Enjoyed time at home, took care of the kids. But it was a lot of hard times, for sure. The greens, all hell broke loose – the nerves, anxiety right hand. I spent four weeks going through that. Felt like it was the best putting I've done in a year and a half, and it's carried over to this week.feedback

Bruce Goldberger

It's a very toxic nerve agent. Very, very toxic. I'm intrigued that these two alleged assassins suffered no ill effect from exposure to VX. It is possible that both of these women were given the antidote.feedback

Bruce Bennett - Rand Corporation

This is not something you make in a kitchen lab. You'd kill yourself if you did.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

Our preliminary finding of the chemical that caused the death of Kim Chol was VX nerve. No. No. No. But I don't know. I am not the expert.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

If the amount of the chemical brought in was small, it would be difficult for us to detect. Other exhibits are under analysis.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

(We are looking to) sweep all locations that we knew the suspects went to. We will get the experts from the atomic energy department to go to the location and sweep it to see if radioactive (material) is still there.feedback

Michael Madden

There's a five decade history here and a lot of institutional and operational memory. These people learned under tough, hardened spymasters and operations chiefs.feedback

Michael Madden

The RGB is just one of many possibilities. It will take another week at least to pinpoint the organizations involved.feedback

Jang Jin-sung

They produce people with real jobs and skills and send them abroad with family to live. When an urgent opportunity arises like this one on Kim Jong Nam, those people are tapped into operation, so they would be planted way before hand.feedback

Yong Ho

Even if North Korea denies the assassination, one hundred percent it was ordered by Kim Jong Un.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

You see the lady moving away with her hands like this toward the bathroom, to the washroom. So she knew very well that it is toxic and she needed to wash her hands.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

We strongly believe four of them have left the country and we strongly believe that they have arrived Pyongyang and we would request the North Korean authorities to assist us in tracing them and hand them over to us for us to complete the investigation.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

Surely we know, surely we have the reasons – the grounds to ask them to assist us in the investigation. We would request the North Korean authorities to assist us in tracing them and hand them over to us. Everybody is saying he's Kim Jong Nam; surely we need DNA to prove he is Kim Jong Nam.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

Of course they knew. You have seen the video, she was moving her hand away from her body and walking to the bathroom. We strongly believe it is a planned thing and they have been trained to do that. We have written to the embassy to allow us to interview both of them. We hope that they [the embassy] will cooperate with us and allow us to interview them quickly, if not we will compel them. Surely we know that we have the grounds to ask them to assist in the investigations... It is a crime committed in Malaysia.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

He's the second secretary of the embassy. … They're not in custody, they've been called in for assistance. Yes, the two female suspects knew that the substance they had were toxic. We don't know what kind of chemical was used. They used their bare hands. I think you have seen the video, right? The lady was moving away with her hands towards the bathroom. She was very aware that it was toxic and that she needed to wash her hands.feedback

James Chin

Malaysia is the source of a lot of smuggling operations by North Korea to raise money for the motherland. They also buy a lot of high-end consumer goods in Malaysia for the elite in Pyongyang.feedback

Chong Ah Kow

They have great shows. (Ri was a) soft-spoken, courteous, humble man - just like other North Koreans.feedback

Najib Razak

The statement by the ambassador was totally uncalled for. It was diplomatically rude. But Malaysia will stand firm.feedback

Noor Hisham bin Abdullah

We have to confirm with the lab report before we can make any conclusive remark.feedback

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